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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Thread 2012-13
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11-09-2012, 04:53 PM
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It is very likely that a couple of these guys will never play 150 games in the NHL.
Yes he has some desirable skill, but so do all of these kids, and a couple of them are going to be complete busts.
Also, Brian Campbell is dang good hockey player. I would be over the moon to get that kind of player 9th overall.
Wasn't trying to over-hype Trouba, but the thing I like about his game is, 'at worst' he's a big, physical defenceman that can skate. Barring an injury, he should play. If he's defensively sound, he should play many years. Those types of players are very valuable and hard to find. At times they bounce around, but seem to have long careers. If he puts up some offensive numbers, he could be in the same category as guys that currently all-star calibre.
Brian Campbell is a decent offensive defensemen but is hopelessly out of position a lot. I still remember Scotty Bowman screaming at Dale Talon during the playoffs, asking him why Campbell was down low in the offensive zone, in the corner, in OT - in a game where campbell being that much out-of-position cost them that game as the Hawks lost. Remember the look on Talon's face. "I have no idea".
Great skater, pretty good offensive instincts, lowsy defensive dman.
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